Praised for her "robust and luxuriant tone", American soprano Caroline Corrales is an operatic star on the rise. A 2023 participant in the esteemed Merola Opera Program, her performances include the role of Female Chorus The Rape of Lucretia, and scenes as Amelia Simon Boccanegra and Ellen Orford Peter Grimes.
In the 2022 Season, Ms. Corrales was an Apprentice Singer of The Santa Fe Opera. She was featured in the Apprentice Scenes as Rosalinde Die Fledermaus and Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, as well as the mainstage ensembles of Carmen, Falstaff, and M. Butterfly (world premiere),
An avid competitor, Ms. Corrales was most recently seen as a Grant Winner in the Pasadena Vocal Competition, and as a Finalist in the McCammon Voice Competition. Most notably, last season she was a New York City District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition (2021-2022), and a Grand Finalist in the Concurso Internacional de Canto Tenor Viñas (2022). She has twice been named the Boston District Winner and New England Region Encouragement Award Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition (2019-2020, 2020-2021). Other recent awards include Semifinalist in the Houston Saengerbund Vocal Competition (2021), Finalist in the National Opera Association Vocal Competition (2021), Semifinalist in the Camerata Bardi International Vocal Competition (2021), and Second Prize in the Orpheus Vocal Competition (2020).
Ms. Corrales regularly performs in concert, and was most recently seen in December 2022 as a featured singer in the Holiday Pops! Concerts Series with The Boston Pops Symphony under the baton of Keith Lockhart. Other recent concert engagements include the Soprano Soloist, Verdi Inno delle Nazioni, Soprano Soloist (cover) Verdi Requiem, Soprano Soloist, Orff Carmina Burana, and Soprano Soloist, Handel The Messiah.
Ms. Corrales received her operatic training as a Young Artist with the Boston University Opera Institute. Her roles at the Institute include Ma Zegner Proving Up, Mary Crawford Mansfield Park, Anne Trulove The Rake's Progress, and scenes as Contessa Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro, and the title character in Rusalka.
Ms. Corrales holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Webster University. She currently resides in New York.